Mazda B-Series 1998-06

Ignition Switch

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Removal & Installation



2005-06

CAUTION
Do not remove the ignition lock cylinder and the ignition switch at the same time or damage to the column can result.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Depower the supplemental restraint system (SRS).
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  7. Remove the instrument panel steering column cover.
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  9. Remove the 3 lower steering column cover mounting screws.
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  11. Remove the lower steering column cover.
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  13. Remove the upper steering column cover.
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  15. Disconnect the ignition switch electrical connector.
    NOTE
    Lower the steering column to the lowest tilt position. Remove the ignition switch by pressing the 2 tabs and pulling the ignition switch outward.

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  17. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
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  19. Repower the supplemental restraint system (SRS).
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Navajo And B Series Pick-Up
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the steering wheel.
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  5. As necessary, remove all under dash panels in order to gain access to the ignition switch.
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  7. As necessary, lower the steering column to gain working clearance.
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  9. Disconnect the ignition switch electrical connectors.
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  11. Remove the ignition switch retaining screws from the studs. Disengage the ignition switch from switch rod. Remove the switch from the vehicle.
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To install:

  1. Position the lock cylinder in the LOCK position.
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  3. To set the switch, position a wire in the opening in the outer surface of the switch through its positions until the wire drops down into the slot.
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The slot is in the bottom of the switch where the rod must be inserted to allow full movement through the switch positions.

  1. Position the ignition switch on the column studs and over the actuating rod. Torque the retaining nuts to 40-64 inch lbs. (4.5-7.2 Nm).
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  3. Remove the wire from the slot in the housing. Continue the installation in the reverse order of the removal procedure.
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